Insta360 ONE R 1-inch Edition review

The Insta360 One R 1-inch Edition is an innovative action camera solution that won’t stop evolving!

Insta360 ONE R 1-inch Edition
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Insta360 ONE R 1-inch Edition is part of an innovative approach to action cameras that helps it stand out from a crowded market. The modular platform gaining a 1-inch sensor raises the bar for what creators can expect from an action camera in terms of image quality and video detail. It captures smooth video, decent in-camera audio and fantastic stills. It’s an ideal package for anyone who wants to produce creative content of their travels, sports and activities.


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    Top video quality and stills

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    Modular, futureproof system

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    Incredibly versatile

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    Raw .dng photos and 100Mbps video

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    h264 and h265 codecs


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    Small touchscreen display

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    Small base battery

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Looking for an action camera that can handle a variety of creative challenges? The Insta360 ONE R may be just the tool you’re looking for. Rather than simply offering you a pocket-sized go-anywhere camera, the ONE R is a modular system that currently offers you three cameras; a dual lens 360° option, a 4K wide angle camera and a 5.3K 1-inch version. Each module is sold separately, but can be picked up as part of a bundle. The 1-inch Edition is the most recent module to join the party and adds a large 1-inch sensor to the system. 

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Jon Devo

Jon is a gadget reviewer, content creator and influencer. He spends his time reviewing products, covering technology news, giving talks on content strategy and creating content in partnership with a wide variety of forward-thinking brands. He also contributes to commercial radio, as well as in national print newspapers and magazines.